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Starbucks Japan to release summer rare cheesecake beverage

By Jess, grape Japan

While Starbucks branches have been tentatively reopening in Japan, as the various coronavirus restrictions and measures ease, campaigns such our beloved limited time only Frappuccinos and seasonal lattes aren’t quite back on the menu just yet.

But if you really miss the ubiquitous coffee chain’s various imaginative seasonal offerings, you need look no further than the chilled cup drinks section of your local convenience store or supermarket.

While chilled cup versions of Starbucks’ classic coffees, such as lattes and espresso, can be found on the shelves at all times, sometimes a more special beverage appears alongside them, for example, the blossom inspired sakura range that is released in stores every spring.

For summer this year, Starbucks have come up with a chilled cup drink inspired by an invigorating dessert to suit the season, rare cheesecake. To keep the beverage light and refreshing they went for a lemon flavor with a hint of shortbread in a creamy milk base. The packaging is also suitably bright for the time of the year.

The drink, costing 200 yen, will turn up from June 16 in chilled cup drink sections of Japanese convenience stores.

Source: Starbucks Japan

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Looks like it's worth trying out.

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Looks like the very definition of "drink your calories."

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Starbucks, Macdonalds, ... invading the world. While I was on holiday in Japan I avoided all these global brands. I had great coffee in small, independent coffee bars and amazing food in local restaurants. I really don't understand why tourists tend to flock to these places. My philosophy when travelling is try all things local.

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